Is a teenage boy from South Jersey qualified to write a play about high-profile Broadway actors audition for the play of a lifetime? Absolutely not. Am I going to do it anyway? Absolutely. Because I often find my writing to be far more interesting than the life I lead everyday (which includes solving for X about fifteen times, learning about cellular organelles, and trying to sing on pitch). To be fair, my life has it’s interesting moments, and of course I have my fair share of drama. Like, for example, when I did not get cast as the role I was hoping for in my spring musical last week and I threw a water bottle across my kitchen.
What can I say, I am a passionate person. Besides writing, my only other love is performing on stage. The role I was cast in is involved in roughly two scenes, hence free time, hence a new blog. In this blog I going to document both my journey performing my high school’s joyous musical and writing a play, ironically inspired by auditions. Even if you have never done a show in your entire life, you’ve been on plenty auditions. Every single day you might as well prepare a monologue, because someone out there is ready to judge you. I feel like sometimes the spotlight is always on me. Does anyone else feel that way? That feeling of a burning light shining right on you in your most vulnerable moment, while everything else around you is pitch black. It’s a common feeling for an insecure high school senior who can barely match pitch but would do anything for the ability to do so.
If you’ve ever wondered what being in a musical is like, you should follow my blog. If you forget how horrible being a teenager is, you should follow my blog. If you just want a good laugh, or an inspiration, well…you get it by now.
This blog could be amazing, or it could be utterly awful. But if it makes you feel better, I am a much better writer than vocalist.
Tonight I’ll leave you this very original thought:
If a person writes a blog, and there’s no one around to read it, does it even exist?